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Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of more than 550 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 


Promotion and creation of more than 910,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)


A total of approx. USD 1.286 billion has been invested in 155 investments to date.


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SIFEM contributes to the first close of the African Rivers Fund IV

SIFEM has committed USD 10 million to African Rivers Fund IV therewith supporting a long-term partner and specialist for Africa.


SIFEM Announces Two Strategic Investments to Bolster Sustainable Development in Emerging Markets

In a step towards promoting sustainable economic growth and job creation in developing countries, SIFEM is pleased to announce two new investments,…


2023: A year of impactful investment and steadfast commitment

As SIFEM bids farewell to an extraordinary year, we reflect on our continued efforts to reduce poverty and foster sustainable, inclusive, and…


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